28 12, 2015

A Quick Tip; Half Square Triangle Trimming

By |December 28th, 2015|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|11 Comments

How much do you love half square triangle trimming? I usually find it to be necessary and chalk it up to part of the process, but there's no reason we can't be smarter in how we work! I prefer to make the units slightly larger and trim to size, that way I know that they are [...]

17 12, 2015

Sewing Room Efficiency :: Making the most of the time you have in your sewing room!

By |December 17th, 2015|Sewing Tips!|17 Comments

Let's talk about sewing room efficiency! I'm often asked how I get so much done, or if I sleep, so here's my tips to get things done in your sewing space, without sacrificing too much sleep! It's all in the planning Before I cut any fabric, or consider the quilting, I make a plan. My Quilt Planner, [...]

10 12, 2015

American Patchwork & Quilting

By |December 10th, 2015|Magazine/Featured|5 Comments

Hi friends! I have a quilt in the new issue of American Patchwork and Quilting, that is on newsstands now! Here's a look at the cover so that you know what you are looking for at the store: My quilt features Chic Neutrals fabrics, (in shops now) and is paper pieced. I love the setting [...]

9 12, 2015

Giveaway Day!

By |December 9th, 2015|give away|492 Comments

Winner is : Hi there! Welcome to Giveaway Day - I have the best little package to giveaway this week! I have made a handmade pouch full of my favorite notions, and a little bit of fabric too! These pouches are the best for teacher gifts, or friends, I love to get little treats or [...]

2 12, 2015


By |December 2nd, 2015|finished quilt|30 Comments

Coming home from Quilt Market, I knew I had one project that I really wanted to take on, just for me - well kinda. I had gotten the EZ Quilting template over the busy summer months, and was inspired by a painting seen while shopping online for a challenge quilt to be entered into Quiltcon. [...]

27 11, 2015

Black Friday Sale!

By |November 27th, 2015|Shop News|0 Comments

Hi Friends! I'm all for a deal, but won't be venturing out with the crowds today! In case you are shopping online, I've set up a promo code for my shop - treat yourself (or select a gift!) to a new pattern or book and start a new project! Use promo code: "blackfriday" upon checkout [...]

20 11, 2015

Sundance Dresden Pillow

By |November 20th, 2015|finished project|5 Comments

I've been quietly stitching on a few different projects here, including this great dresden pillow from It's Sew Emma! I love how simple the dresden's are to put together - all straight lines to be sewn here - and how complex they look. I opted to hand appliqué my dresden in place, since I could [...]

11 11, 2015

Quiltcast #74 – Keeping it fun & Holiday sewing

By |November 11th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|2 Comments

Ok! April and I finally sat down at our computers at the same time and hit record on our Skype session! We start out talking about how we sew for fun, in the midst of commitments. It's really important to keep our creativity flowing, and the enjoyment in our business. Any tips for us? Summerfest [...]

9 11, 2015

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Winners!

By |November 9th, 2015|Bloggers Quilt Festival|9 Comments

Wow! Thank you to all of you that shared your quilts and voted for your favorites! Another big thank you to our sponsors - If you haven't already, please check out the shops and consider supporting these businesses with your next fabric, notion or inspiration purchase! The winners - to view their winning quilts, please click [...]

4 11, 2015

Serenity & Serenity Quilt Patterns

By |November 4th, 2015|finished quilt, My Fabric, pattern|13 Comments

Or "Serenity Now!" in your best George Costanza - I know some of you are thinking it, so I wanted to put the awkward moment behind us! I thought I would just be introducing patterns in this post, but realized I couldn't even share the fabrics with you until Market, thus it hasn't happened yet. [...]

2 11, 2015

Stitches to Savor

By |November 2nd, 2015|books, review|2 Comments

While at Quilt Market last week, there was lots that I didn't see, but of course I made my way over to my publisher's booth! Martingale has been like a family to me, and I was so excited to see this lovely hardcover book on display in their booth - Stitches to Savor. My initial [...]

30 10, 2015

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – > Vote here!

By |October 30th, 2015|Bloggers Quilt Festival|53 Comments

The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these three great prizes : –A Gift Certificate from Westwood Acres! —A Trace ‘N Create Quilt Template-Dresden Collection and a Trace ‘N Create Quilt Template-Lone Star Collection designed by Nancy Zieman for Clover Needlecraft from Wisconsin Quilt Expo! –A Surprise Bundle worth over $100 from Fat Quarter Shop! Take your time looking through and voting for your favorite quilts [...]